Breaking down timeline of Paddock’s moves in 81-page report


Mass shooting gunman Stephen Paddock had times that overlapped with his time at Mandalay Bay.

An 81-page report released by Metro Police Friday said that on Sept. 17, 2017, weeks before the Route 91 Festival at Las Vegas Village, Paddock checked into The Ogden where he was booked through Sept. 28, 2017, which overlapped his reservation at Mandalay Bay, the report said.  

The Ogden is a condominium complex located in downtown Las Vegas, Nevada. Paddock stayed in three different units during this time. Paddock’s stay at The Ogden coincided with the Life Is Beautiful music festival, which is similar to the Route 91 Music Festival, because it held in an open-air venue. Life Is Beautiful was from Sept. 22, 2017, through Sept. 24, 2017.

On Sept. 5, 2017, police said Paddock performed searches for “Mandalay Bay Las Vegas,” “Route 91 harvest festival 2017 attendance,” and “Route 91 harvest festival 2017.

According to the preliminary report released Friday, back on Monday, Sept. 25, 2017, Paddock checked into room 32-135 of the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino just after 3:30 p.m. He had a scheduled check-out date of Oct. 2, 2017.  On Friday, Sept. 29, 2017, Paddock checked into another room, 32-134 which connected with room 32-135 via connecting doors, under Marilou Danley’s name. 

At 4 p.m. he went to a sushi restaurant inside the hotel. He moved his car from self-parking to Mandalay Bay’s east valet by 5 p.m.  The report said Paddock brought five suitcases to the front desk. 

A bellman escorted him to his room and helped him with his bags.  Paddock requested to use the service elevators, which according to the report, was a request that was “not uncommon” for hotel guests.

Paddock then left the hotel just before 10 p.m.  He arrived to home his home in Mesquite at 11 p.m. that night.

On Sept. 26 paddock left Mesquite and went to the Ogden. The report said he gambled at the El Cortez hotel. Then went back to the Ogden.  At about 10:30 p.m. Paddock went back to the Mandalay Bay. He brought his car to valet again, that’s when another bellman helped him bring in his luggage through the service elevator. This time Paddock had six suitcases and one rolling suitcase. 

On Sept. 27, Paddock spoke with his VIP host at the Mandalay Bay.  He requested a vista suite in the 200 wing with double doors, and a connecting room.  Paddock told the host he wanted a better view, but he was already checked in to room 32-135 and wasn’t moved, the report said. 

The VIP host said Paddock wasn’t angry, but he was upset about his declined request.  Also, on Sept. 27, Paddock gambled, ordered two meals from room service and had his room cleaned. 

The report said, he stayed in the room as it was cleaned. That same night Paddock went back to the Ogden, then again to Mesquite.

On the 28th of Sept. Paddock bought a rifle. By 10 p.m. that night, he was back at the Mandalay Bay with two more rolling suitcases and a laptop bag.

On Sept. 29, Paddock checked into his second room under Marilou Danley’s name. He had a second fridge delivered to one of his rooms. 

Paddock had hotel staff change linens and take out the trash in that same room. He asked that hotel staff not vacuum. Paddock was on his laptop in his connecting room as staff cleaned.

On Sept. 30, Paddock drove to Mesquite at one in the morning, but he was back at the Mandalay Bay by 6 a.m. with four more suitcases. Hotel staff serviced the mini-bar in one of his rooms, but he declined to have either of the rooms cleaned.

That afternoon Paddock moved his car from valet to self-parking and brought two suitcases to his room.  By 9 p.m. he went back to Mesquite.

The report said Paddock returned to the Mandalay Bay by 3 a.m. on Oct. 1.  When he arrived, Paddock gambled for hours, brought in more suitcases, and ordered room service. 

The report said, Paddock manipulated the doors and locks in both of his rooms.  From 10:05 p.m. to 10:16 p.m, Paddock committed the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history.

MGM Resorts International sent the following statement:

“We are currently in the process of reviewing the Las Vegas Metro Police Department report released today. We have cooperated with law enforcement agencies throughout this investigation and will continue to do so as their work progresses. 

“MGM Resorts appreciates the Las Vegas Metro Police Department’s commitment to the community as it continues to conduct its investigation into the tragic event that took place on October 1, 2017. Their comprehensive work has been, and continues to be, crucial in determining the facts behind this meticulously planned and senseless act of violence, and we thank them for their hard work and dedication.” 

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